You all know how much I love seedpods. I wax on about them. I wax off about them. And one lovely thing about this time of year is the plethora of pods one can find. Here are a small handfull - not that these pods are small, and they are not in my hands. But still.
Just check out these beautiful orangey yellow berries - don't you just want to string them into a necklace? They are the result of the flowering process of a sub tropical shrub (it may actually be a sub shrub. A sub tropical sub shrub. I'm not kidding - poor plant. It must battle feelings of inferiority all the time) called Duranta repens. The flowers are delicate little blue dainties, and they hang in small panicles off the end of the branches of this very big, very lazy, tree-like plant.Steal these secrets from top garden designers and add earthy polish to your outdoor space.
The image above is not some mutated honeycomb - it is the complex seedpod of Phlomis russeliana, a very Dr. Seussian plant ifRead More »from Don't underestimate the beauty of seedpods for your garden